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Email Scandal Erupts! Hillary Aides Face Deposition — Will She Testify?

Hillary Clinton Forced Testify Ongoing Email Scandal
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May 17 2016, Updated 5:08 p.m. ET

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A conservative watchdog group is refusing to let Hillary Clinton's email scandal get swept under the rug! has learned that the group is now demanding that Hillary Clinton testify about the use of her private email server, as depositions for several of her staff members are scheduled.

Judicial Watch, a Washington D.C. based group that investigates political corruption, recently announced on their website that they "filed a proposed order for discovery with a federal court that seeks the testimony of Hillary Clinton about her use of email account(s) for official State Department business." This means that the group asked a judge on Monday to order the former secretary of state to testify under oath about her role in creating the server.

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The conservative group has been relentless about nailing the democratic frontrunner on allegations that she sent classified information over her personal emails. They recently claimed that a 2012 email from Clinton was purposely withheld because it proved she used her email for personal use, and not State Department business.

They have also investigated Bill Clinton for shady donations to an alleged mistress and told exclusively that they think Clinton will be prosecuted. "It is just too much to ignore," the group's president, Tom Fitton said. "Classified emails on her private server, the contributions to the foundation by companies with business before her at the State Department and now this shell game with the charity. It's epic corruption."

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In the meantime, the group has successfully won the right to question Clinton's top aides. Her right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, will sit for a deposition on June 28.

But Clinton, they said is still the key. "Mrs. Clinton's testimony will help the courts determine whether her email practices thwarted the Freedom of Information Act," Fitton insisted.

So far two judges, Judge Royce C. Lamberth and Judge Emmet G. Sullivan have granted Judicial Watch legal discovery — a rare procedure that's only approved when a judge finds evidence of "government wrong-doing" and "bad faith" in answering an open-records request. Sullivan has approved the depositions of Clinton's aides, but has not yet responded on whether Clinton needs to be deposed.

Clinton continues to deny any wrongdoing, even amid claims that her private server was hacked in 2013 by a notorious Romanian hacker, Guccifer.

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